Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Data collection for Seattle Educare evaluation

This project was expired on 03/10/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Miriam Hirschstein
Telephone: (206) 685-7470
Email: Miriam Hirschstein

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Susan Spieker
Director, Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, Professor Family & Child Development, Adjunct Professor, Psychology
Department: Family and Child Nursing
Office: South Building, Room 212, CHDD
Telephone: (206) 543-8453

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Vy Tran
Supervisor Title: Project Coordinator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The UW Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development is seeking part-time data collectors to measure developing skills of young children ages 2 to 5. Data collectors will be trained to reliably administer assessments in the school, located in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle. Data collection activities takes place throughout the year. Data collectors must provide own transportation to and from the site. Successful candidates will • have experience working in early childhood settings • enjoy being with young children • be attentive to detail

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 8
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Morning hours (8-12) at least two days a week, Mon - Friday
Student commitment: Must commit to working on project through July, hopefully longer

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
10 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 80 % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    % recruiting subjects    

Other:Students must pass reliability training on variety of child assessment measures

Skills / Experience Preferred

Experience in early childhood settings; familiarity with standardized assessments; more than one language helpful